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Thread: ski boots for little people
01-23-2009, 04:59 PM #1
ski boots for little people
I've got a buddy who has decided to stop buying rentals and grab some gear... I've decided to aid him in his quest to get gear on the cheap. I've managed to snag him skis, helmet, and poles. Only problem is he's got size 23.5 feet (fitted in Lange women's boots). Local shop doesn't even have any stock that size for guys. Little people boots are a bit of a niche market so SAC doesn't appear to be an option. Should I be looking at womens boots or should I steer him towards Jr racers ? Are womens boots even the same shape as the mens, or is the fit a bit different? Worst case scenario, he'll have to bite the bullet and have some special ordered, but figured I'd give the gear gods of TGR a shot. Looking for something 100-120ish wrt flex. Show some love for the little asian guys of the world (they've already got the 'short straw' in other areas if you know what I mean).
Last edited by Bugmasher; 01-23-2009 at 05:02 PM.
01-23-2009, 05:03 PM #2
Junior racers. Look for last season's lange comps, atomic racetec, etc. Women's lasts are probably going to be different.
01-23-2009, 05:48 PM #3Registered User
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I have Nordica boots (Hot Rods and Beasts) in a 24. Smaller boots are out there....
I bought the Beasts locally and got the Hot Rods from Backcountry when they were closing them out a couple seasons ago.
01-23-2009, 06:28 PM #4
most high end boots are just boots, not mens or ladies boots.
salomon impact is marketed as a mens boot, the idol is marketed as a ladies boot, both are the same shape (and go down to 22 shells)
01-23-2009, 06:42 PM #5
Don't get him junior boots. I have tried them myself (22.5 size for me) and have worn them out uber quick. They just aren't stiff enough and burly enough to handle the weight of an adult- and I don't even weigh that much! As mntlion said, many higher end boots don't really have a difference btwn mens and women's. Maybe it's a different color, but often pretty much the same. Steer him that direction. I've had good luck looking for older models of boots online and finding my size super cheap.-
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01-23-2009, 06:53 PM #6Registered User
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Look on newschoolers, some little guy was selling like size 23 or 24 full tilts, spk's, and other high end boots for DIRT cheap....if only they were bigger....
01-23-2009, 10:05 PM #7
01-23-2009, 10:18 PM #8
A lot of them are the same, just lower cuffs.
01-24-2009, 08:57 AM #9
salomon makes 6 different shell shapes, and has 30+ "boots"
some ladies are lower cuffs, but usually not in the medium to high end of the range.
find a good boot fitter, and let them help you
01-24-2009, 11:00 PM #10
You can find some excellent deals on small boots.
I just picked up some Inuitions in a 23.5 for my son for $30.
If looking for really cheap I might have some old adult Lange or Techinca around that I thought my kid might use but they are too stiff for him.
Otherwise check untracked.com (same as al's ski barn... good retrun policy on boots) gearx.com and evogear.com
Seems like I saw some Rampages for like a $100 in this size from a site I can't recall now (try a google search).That's Mr. JONG to you, punk!